After more than 120 years of sprucing up homes with high-quality paints and home décor, Westmoreland Supply continues the tradition with a variety of PPG Pittsburgh Paints. Made from a 100% acrylic formula, Manor Hall interior paints ($48.18–$51.57) coat walls in several stain-resistant sheens, such as the soft, subtle Eggshell. Or, Manor Hall exterior paint with Manorshield ($53.49–$58.84) has an urethane-fortified mildew-resistant finish that prevents cracking and peeling in any weather condition, from heavy summer downpours to winter cold snaps to Halloween toilet-paper storms.
Hamilton’s team of floral artists livens up holidays and special occasions with a horticultural array of bouquets, sprucing up harvest time or making tables merry and bright with festive flower and plant arrangements. The boxwood centerpiece mini Christmas tree comes festooned with pinecones and ornaments and sits at a dainty 2 feet tall to add a Yuletide splash of holiday cheer without the mess of hosting an eggnog super-soaker fight. Customers should order their holiday shrub at least three days in advance.
The professional spoke-spinners at Trek of Pittsburgh have access to a stock of brand-name bikes and are well equipped to deck out cycles of all shapes and sizes in the latest gear. With a laser-guided bike-fitting pod, matching velocipedes to velocipedalers is scientifically simplified. Those who are already becycled will find a sloshing CamelBak of biking accouterments at Trek, including actual CamelBaks ($74.99), a Pearl Izumi camisole ($45), and effervescent headlights ($29.99).
Fresh-pressed juice invigorates the body—this is the mantra of Savasana Juice Company. The staff presses fruits, veggies, and herbs to not only taste good, but to be healthy as well. The bright-green Kalelypso Kooler blends kale, cucumbers, and celery with apples, lemon, and ginger, whereas the deep-red BeetleJuice is made from beets, oranges, and carrots. Once the juices are pressed, they're poured into 32-ounce glass jars and then sealed, enough to substitute for one meal during a cleanse.
Cut & Sew Studio is a fully equipped studio space that offers beginning students and advanced stitchers an inviting environment to sharpen needle skills. All tools are provided on site, eliminating the need to find a suitable wagon to tote a sewing machine to class. Button buffs and daring darners can choose from a variety of interesting classes taught by fashionably educated Cut & Sew owner Catherine Batcho. Thread greenhorns can enlist in the two-session Intro to Sewing class ($50, four hours total), which instructs newcomers in the art of bobbin winding, machine threading, and stitch adjusting while crafting a simple patchwork pillow stuffed with soft, downy phoenix feathers. One hour of open studio time is also included in the intro class. Not-so-beginners can opt for the three-hour Zippers, Zippers, Zippers class ($45), in which participants learn to pull off a variety of zipper styles, including invisible, lapped, centered, fly, and the comical over-the-mouth. Anyone is welcome to sign up for open studio time ($10 per hour). Group classes and weeklong kid camps are also available; see the online calendar for upcoming classes.
Celebrating and sharing culinary culture in Pittsburgh and throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Table magazine is a comestible collection of recipes and resources from throughout the local food-and-restaurant community. Each issue of the quarterly magazine dishes out a timely and tantalizing recipe box drawing from seasonal produce pickings such as winter squash, spring greens, and summer beach sand, as well as information on upcoming food and fine-wine events.